Logo of the Dutch government


This information is provided by

Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO

If your business manufactures or sells consumer products in the Netherlands, you must comply with rules regarding labelling. Read more.

Do you manufacture or sell consumer products in the Netherlands? You must comply with rules regarding labelling. Labels must indicate content, composition and shelf life for the product concerned.


Labelling is required for most food and consumer products. On foodstuffs you must for instance indicate expiry dates and E numbers. And on clothing you should state among other things the composition of the article. For many products there are specific requirements regarding the information on the label, among others:

The Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (Nederlandse Voedsel- en Warenautoriteit, NVWA) checks whether this information is correct. They make take measures if the information is incorrect or insufficient.

If your product is not listed here, it may not be subject to any additional labelling requirements. If so, you simply have to abide by the rules for general product safety. Article 2 of the General Product Safety (Commodities Act) Decree (Warenwetbesluit algemene productveiligheid) sets out what your product or the packaging should state.

This article is related to:

This information is provided by

Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO
FAQPartnersContactAbout usDisclaimerPrivacy and cookiesAccessibilityOndernemersplein (Dutch) is an initiative of:Netherlands Chamber of Commerce, KVKNetherlands Enterprise Agency, RVOImmigration and Naturalisation Service, INDTax and Customs Administration, BelastingdienstGovernment.nlStatistics Netherlands, CBSNetherlands Vehicle Authority, RDWDigital Trust CenterEuropean Commission Point of Single is the Dutch Point of Single Contact for entrepreneurs.Accessibility level: W3C WAI-AA WCAG 2.1